Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday he is bracing for even more violence in Iraq and acknowledged that the insurgency "could go on for any number of years."Warning, warning. We're having a GOP Iraq talking points breakdown. It appears some honesty got mixed up in a draft somewhere, it was supposed to be deleted but it must have slipped through the cracks.
Defeating the insurgency may take as long as 12 years, he said, with Iraqi security forces, not U.S. and foreign troops, taking the lead and finishing the job.
A few weeks ago Cheney said we're "in the last throes" of the insurgency, right? Bush has been criticized for being overly optimistic even when things appear to be getting worse. Now Rumsfeld says the "insurgency" could last 12 years? Who are we supposed to believe? Bush or Cheney or Rummy? I wonder if tomorrow Bush will say something in between? Will Bush & Cheney disagree with Rummy?
Can we really keep calling it an "insurgency" with a straight face? It seems a lot more like a civil war to me.